New Project in Progress

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Did you miss me?  I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  I spent the last month or more dealing with horrible headaches and doctor visits.  Anyway, long story short...I'm not dying.  After all the tests, the doctor couldn't figure out what was wrong.  I decided to go to a chiropractor before moving on to the neurologist.  And guess what?  Five minutes after seeing the chiropractor I felt A-MAZ-ING.  He said I had these huge knots in my neck and shoulders which connect to the muscles in my head (either stress or poor posture, probably both in my case).  Obviously, the doctor didn't test for knots, so he missed it.  

Anyway, I'm so glad you are still with me after my absence.  And now I'm back to doing what I love - building!

Here is the project I am now working on for the family room.  It is an entertainment center.

Below is the current console table I am using for an entertainment center.  The bad thing about furniture placement in most of my house is the number of windows.  This wall (only wall in the family room besides the bay window wall) has two large windows, so to find something perfect was impossible.  I needed a space for a DVD player, X-box, PS3, and cable, plus the huge speakers and DVDs.  As you can see, it didn't all fit.  The new piece will have room to grow.

If you read the previous post about the changes to the family room, you know I'm trying to get away from the brown/beige/blah look.

Even with trying to get away from boring brown, I still bought the Minwax Coffee stain (below).  And then thinking about the grey console table I built for behind the couch (two photos down), I also bought the Minwax Charcoal Grey stain.  Now I need to use a couple of sample pieces and figure out how I'm going to stain it.  The Purebond plywood looks a bit too pretty to cover up with paint.  

Hopefully, I will have a color selected today or tomorrow and be able to show you.

Stay tuned,
Karen :)